Odd that it took me this long to see this, a minor epic concerning the nexus of power and art during the apogee of the 30s labor movement. Perhaps I am inflating my grade because I am particularly fascinated with Italian Futurists, the young Orson Welles and the WPA, but this is a very enjoyable film with a dynamite cast. John Cusack as a young Nelson Rockefeller and John Turturro as the young actor in the Mother of All Barton Fink-feeling scripts are particular standouts. Hats off to the great Fellow Traveller Tim Robbins for making one of the most coherent Robert Altman films of our time.
Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Woody Allen, A-
November 25, 2005
Brakhage (1998), Jim Shedden, D
April 23, 2010
Trash Humpers (2010), Harmony Korine, D-
December 19, 2010
Innocence, VOY 2
November 2, 2008
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